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Meet the Staff

Joe Latimer

Joe Latimer

Director of College Counseling

Joe Latimer serves as the director of college counseling at NMH. Before joining NMH, he spent 15 years as the assistant dean for enrollment diversity and outreach at the University of Rochester. Joe brings 28 years of experience in college admissions to NMH. Over the years, he has worked in admissions at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Northeastern University, and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Joe is a native of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and a first generation LatinX college student. He is joined at NMH by his wife, Megan, who serves as alumni and parent programs manager in the advancement office.

jlatimer@nmhschool.org | 413-498-3434


 

Anne Atkins

Anne Atkins

Associate Director of College Counseling

Anne Atkins serves as NMH’s associate director of college counseling. She was Vermont Academy’s director of college counseling for the nine years, and previously, served NMH as an associate dean, dorm head, and coach. Atkins is a graduate of the University of Vermont.

aatkins@nmhschool.org | 413-498-3434


 

Molly Brown

Molly Brown

Counselor

Molly Brown is a college counselor and assists with our girls’ soccer and basketball programs. Molly earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Bates College. Prior to NMH, Molly worked at Hebron Academy’s Academic Guidance Center. She has been an assistant coach in women’s basketball at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and Connecticut College. At Bates, she was a member of the basketball and softball teams.

mbrown@nmhschool.org | 413-498-3434 or 508-742-8564


 

James Burstein

James Burstein

Counselor

Jim Burstein ’87 is a college counselor, boys’ varsity soccer co-head coach, and the Jewish students’ advisor. After attending NMH, he graduated from Connecticut College and earned a master’s in counseling psychology from Boston College. He has worked at NMH since 2006 and spent the previous nine years as a college counselor, guidance counselor, and boys’ varsity soccer coach at Newton North High School in Massachusetts. One of his sons graduated in the NMH Class of 2019, and his other son is in the NMH Class of 2023.

jburstein@nmhschool.org | 413-498-3434


 

Jennifer Davenport

Jennifer Davenport

Administrative Assistant

Jen Davenport came to NMH in 2011, and has worked in the College Counseling Office since 2013. Previously, she was a biology teacher and basketball/softball coach at Stoneleigh-Burnham School. Jen graduated from Stoneleigh-Burnham and Westfield State University. In her current role, Jen provides support for all of the counselors, manages the college-visit calendar, and oversees Naviance (database used to manage college applications). She serves as the contact for college coaches requesting academic materials for prospective student-athletes. Jen also assists athletes with NCAA eligibility center questions. 

jdavenport@nmhschool.org | 413-498-3434


 

Nathaniel Hemphill

Nathaniel Hemphill

Counselor, College Counseling; Teacher, Mathematics, Teacher, Mathematics

Nate Hemphill has worked at NMH since 1991 and joined the College Counseling Office in 2010. A Dartmouth and Yale graduate, Nate is a longtime math teacher and has also been a Student Life Dean and the Director of Faculty Recruitment. He is the parent of two NMH graduates.

nhemphill@nmhschool.org | 413-498-3434


 

George Long

George Long

Teacher, Teacher, English

George Long is a college counselor, English teacher, advisor, and dorm head, and assists with the girls' basketball program. He is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools, and has attended national and regional conferences for college counseling, writing, and teaching. He holds an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Amherst College. 

glong@nmhschool.org | 413-498-3434


 

Sandra Messer

Sandra Messer

Teacher, Teacher, English

Entering her 39th year at NMH, Sandy Messer joins the College Counseling Department this year as she continues to be the Advisor of Postgraduate students and an English Teacher.  

smesser@nmhschool.org | 413-498-3434